Carolina senator visits communities in greatest need post-Fiona
By The Star Staff
Sen. Marissa “Marissita” Jiménez Santoni visited over the weekend, with the support of the Office for Socioeconomic and Community Development (ODSEC), various communities with acute need in the Senate District of Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.
“We took on the task of being present … when we knew that they needed to be attended to immediately,” Jiménez Santoni said.
“We have a very serious commitment to all the people in our senatorial district,” she said. “And more so in this case, since we are talking about mothers with small children and seniors.”
As part of the visit, people received basic necessities including canned food, supplies and bottled water, among many others.
“We were present in the Buenaventura neighborhood, in the Municipality of Carolina, where we visited homes along with [Rep.] Wanda del Valle, and the director of the Governor’s Office, Cari Pierluisi,” Jiménez Santoni said. “Later, in the ‘servi-carro’ modality, we also had the opportunity to impact the community of Interamericana Gardens, in the Municipality of Trujillo Alto. We are immensely grateful to ODSEC and its director, Thais Reyes, for all the help provided to our initiative, in which we had the opportunity to impact around 500 families.”
“We will continue to reach the homes of people who, one way or another, were harmed by Hurricane Fiona,” the senator said.